Eradicating extreme poverty would have tiny impact on emissions, study finds

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Lifting hundreds of millions people out of “extreme poverty” would increase global emissions by less than 1%, says a study just published in Nature Sustainability.

The new research confirms the striking emissions inequality between rich and poor countries, with an average person in sub-Saharan Africa producing 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, compared to an average American’s annual footprint of 14.5tCO2.

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